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    The great thing about Linux these days is that its not just for geeks anymore. I find that setting up a Linux machine is actually easier and quicker than installing windows. I only use windows for a handful of applications these days, one of those being the occasional game (which is an area linux is lacking in at the moment). If you want to try a very user friendly distro, you can't go wrong with ubuntu. Once you're up and running you can pretty much customize it to look any way that you want. And if you do run into a problem, there is plenty of support to be found on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rattler_mt View Post
    who is running Linux......why do you like it..........ive got a new laptop and am considering partitioning the hard drive and giving Linux a whirl.......damn windows in Vista constantly asking me "are you sure you want to do that" are starting to really torque me off......of course i wanted to open Photoshop, i wouldnt have clicked it if i didnt.............
    "are you sure you want to do that"
    First thing I noticed when I started using Vista.
    You can turn this annoying feature off.
    I think it's under Windows Security Center / User Account Control and turn it Off.


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    The sad thing is, there's actually a good reason for it to be on.
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    the concept is fine, the execution sucks cause by having it pop up for each and every lil thing most ppl just start ignoring it anyway...............
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    On the other forums I frequent, XP 32 is generally considered to be the best choice of op system. Vista is bloatware designed to meet the needs of msft and not the users. Open source software is great unless you have a specific program that does not have the drivers required (which is the case for many of my software aps).

    If you can get by with the general-use software programs like open office & have a streak for problem-solving, open-source software would be great.

    Since Vista was so poorly received, msft seems to be in hurry-up mode for the next iteration of op system. Initial reports have been fairly positive - we'll see if they've learned their lesson (I doubt it).
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    all the computers at the office are XP and the old laptop is XP, the new one i bought off Dell's site, it was a as new customer return for alot less than had i built it myself.....was a good buy but Vista was part of the package.....basically all i run are Firefox and Photoshop CS4 but its my understanding photoshop will run fine on Linux if i install WINE
    cervid serial killer
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